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I had NO IDEA that MY computer could do THAT! - March 30th 2011, 12:49 AM

Hi Everyone!!

I hope you're having a super duper day!!

Did YOU know that YOUR computer can make the 'copyright' symbol or the 'pound' sign?

Neither did I?! [Assuming of course you said 'NO' - lol]

Click on THIS and have some fun!!

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Re: I had NO IDEA that MY computer could do THAT! - March 30th 2011, 06:12 AM


Or if you find the Alt key numeric codes too hard to remember, Character Map of Windows will accomplish the same thing:
Hit Start (or Windows button) ---> All Programs ---> Accessories ---> System Tools ---> Character Map.

Hit Start (or Windows button) ---> Type "Character Map" into the search area (without the quotes) and hit Enter

Hold down Windows key and hit "R" key to activate Run ---> Type in "charmap" (without the quotes) and hit Enter or Okay.
Charmap or charmap.exe should also work in Command Prompt.

Linux distros also have their own Character Map. Macs surely have similar tool (many actually consider the version of Mac is easier than Windows), but I don't own a Mac so I have no idea . Any insight from Mac users on here?


Awesome find though! Computers are fun, aren't they?



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Re: I had NO IDEA that MY computer could do THAT! - March 30th 2011, 06:31 AM

Actually I just found out my comp could do that a few days ago when my brother told me about it!! I always wondered how it worked! It's super exiting and fun!!!


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Re: I had NO IDEA that MY computer could do THAT! - March 30th 2011, 09:54 PM

Maybe it's because I'm British but uh.. I've always been able to type the pound sign.
It's still pretty awesome though, the copyright one has come in handy when I write stories and stuff.


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Re: I had NO IDEA that MY computer could do THAT! - March 31st 2011, 04:32 PM

Yay for alt codes xD.
I feel like such a miserly old sod when my reply to this thread is 'Yes' >.>.
But yeah, as Nat said, we Brits have our £ as shift+3.




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Re: I had NO IDEA that MY computer could do THAT! - March 31st 2011, 04:41 PM

I actually found this out a few weeks ago as I wanted to use the euro symbol


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Re: I had NO IDEA that MY computer could do THAT! - April 1st 2011, 01:05 AM

I've known about this stuff for a very long time. Sorry =\

Still, when I was like 9-11 it was fun typing ALT + whatever just to see what popped up....

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Re: I had NO IDEA that MY computer could do THAT! - April 1st 2011, 02:21 AM

Whoa. I honestly never knew that xD
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Re: I had NO IDEA that MY computer could do THAT! - April 1st 2011, 10:52 AM

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Re: I had NO IDEA that MY computer could do THAT! - April 1st 2011, 11:19 AM

I've known this for a while but I couldn't get it to work before I can get it to work now
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Re: I had NO IDEA that MY computer could do THAT! - April 1st 2011, 01:19 PM

Wait...if you guys don't have the pound sign on your keyboard, what do you get when you press shift + 3??? I have a dollar sign for shift + 4, but I can only get the € sign with ctrl + alt + 4.


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Re: I had NO IDEA that MY computer could do THAT! - April 1st 2011, 02:04 PM

i nevr new this yay something to try im not cmp smart so it will take me some time like a yr




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Re: I had NO IDEA that MY computer could do THAT! - April 1st 2011, 02:34 PM

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Wait...if you guys don't have the pound sign on your keyboard, what do you get when you press shift + 3??? I have a dollar sign for shift + 4, but I can only get the € sign with ctrl + alt + 4.
Why don't you change your keyboard settings to US keyboard and try it? It takes less than 30 seconds and all your above questions would be answered almost instantly (plus, it's kind of fun to see what kind of crazy stuff you discover, too ).

And if you are currently in the lazy mode (which we all do from time to time ), then:
Shift + 1 = !
Shift + 2 = @
Shift + 3 = #
Shift + 4 = $
Shift + 5 = %
Shift + 6 = ^
Shift + 7 = &
Shift + 8 = *
Shift + 9 = (
Shift + 0 = )

This is on a US keyboard layout of course, not British layout and also not US International keyboard layout.


   
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Re: I had NO IDEA that MY computer could do THAT! - April 1st 2011, 04:18 PM

That is the first thing we are thought when we start computers

They figure if they can amuse us long enough that we will do the ECDL exam and that.

However it's something I have always needed for typing in different languages
   
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